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At the Beach
Babette Katz
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.K39 A63 1988 box 10.1

"A visual narrative in black and white linoleum block prints, At the Beach chronicles both the events of a day at the beach and the rise and fall of one man in a wordless cautionary tale of youth and ambition. The story begins at sunrise as the empty beach fills with people, in the midst of which an infant appears in the arms of its mother. The crowd clusters around the child, watching and supporting him as he matures into a young man. Nurtured and encouraged, the man develops lofty ambitions; he reaches - literally - for the stars. When he falls to earth, burned by the sun, he is ignored by those who raised him, who fold their umbrellas and head home, leaving him alone with the setting sun." Printed Matter.

Exterior of At the Beach Interior pages of At the Beach
Getting There
Babette Katz
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.K39 G47 1992 box 7.1

One of 1,000 of this artist's book offset printed at Visual Studies Workshop. Illustrated with linoleum cuts.

Front cover of Getting There Inside view of Getting There
How They Found Out What It Was
Babette Katz
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.K39 H69 2011 box 10.1

"How they found out what it was is an examination of the development of an "idée fixe". Two girls discover a mushroom. They endow it with meaning and thenceforth structures their universe… This [book] emphasizes how perception can arbitrarily be altered by preconception."—Artist's statement from Center for the Book Arts website, viewed March 13, 2017.

My Flag
Babette Katz
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.K39 M9 1995 box 9.1

Limited edition of 700 copies

Yarn
Babette Katz
Art Library Rare Books Collection N7433.4.K39 Y37 1992 box 7.1

Limited edition of 1,000 copies.

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